Introducing … My Fifth Novel, Morning Glory!
Isn’t the cover gorgeous?! Plume did a fantastic job with this one. It truly captures the feel of my beloved houseboat community in Seattle (the fictional and real one!).
What is this story about, you ask? It’s entirely inspired by the time I spent renting a houseboat on Seattle’s Lake Union (remember, my husband encouraged me to rent a houseboat as my “office” for 4 months? Well, this is the book that grew out of that!) Here’s a quick description of the story:
New York Times bestselling author Sarah Jio imagines life on Boat Street, a floating community on Seattle’s Lake Union—home to people of artistic spirit who for decades protect the dark secret of one startling night in 1959.
Since her debut, Sarah Jio has enchanted readers with her signature brand of romantic suspense. Her previous novel, Blackberry Winter, was an immediate New York Times bestseller—perfectly positioning Morning Glory to reach even greater heights.
Fleeing an East Coast life marred by tragedy, Ada Santorini takes up residence on houseboat number seven on Boat Street. She discovers a trunk left behind by Penny Wentworth, a young newlywed who lived on the boat half a century earlier. Ada longs to know her predecessor’s fate, but little suspects that Penny’s mysterious past and her own clouded future are destined to converge.
Also, I’ve very excited to share that Kirkus recently reviewed the novel, and it was a rave! They called the book a “treat for Jio fans” (which I loved!). And, I loved how my publisher gave the novel three pages in their fall catalog, with a special cover page that says, “drumroll, please…”! (So fun!)
I cannot wait for you to read this story!